May 6, 2010 5:11am
Re: ekoostik hookah
"Everybody worshiped Ed for darn near ten years or so"
Obviously not everybody, LOL
To start with I've been a hookah fan since 1991, the first hookahville was held in the Field behind my house, and I recall Ed's band Local Color playing that gig. It's not so much "F*&% Ed McGee" (i didn't say that)
But what I will say is his songs are bloated, and IMO not the direction EH will be going in the near-future.
Your song "Giant" is a perfect example, Now there are a few Ed tunz I can live with, Tree House, Tea Rose, Surround, Daffodils in Detroit (I think that's the name of it)
that would always get me boogieing.Then you know it's coming ....sure enough 12 verses of fucking Alexander, to be followed by 13 fucking verses of Alexander II (nothing original in those songs,they are plagiarized from Stephan Kings "IT" ) Jesus his ego is so huge its a wonder his head would fit on the stage.
That ego also got him a black eye at his 1st H'ville from Dubba, who didn't appreciate him talking shit about Mullins on his first big gig.
I stopped going to shows 'cause Ed's pretentious stage behavior really irked the hell out of me. I was up to my neck in that scene and can call Dave, Steve, Cliff, Eric and John friends. Ed brought nothing to the table except his ego, period. At least John and Dave could collaborate TOGETHER on a song. I can't recall ONE collaboration that Dave and Ed worked on together, Why do you think that is?
Hookah had 10 years with Ed and they did squat. (one jam w/ Weir) The Ed songs on Ohio Grown are pathetic, Your statement that "John got another shot ED should too" is wishful thinking, It was John and Dave's band to begin with, I don't think Ed can say that.
Mullins never needed Hookah to take him back, he is a great musician (his voice is hosed), and to quote him "has a guitar case full of songs" Hookah needed him to pull fans back that Ed drove away. So I don't know what split them up again, but I know this, Katz is the man, his songs reflect the roots of his life here in Ohio, they convey everything that EH represent. ED...not so much. 10 wasted years is what Ed's song mean to EH.
I was wondering about McGee so I followed up on his solo project "One Under" and Wow. That was bad!! Ed surely needs Sweeney to make his shit happen, and you know I don't think Sweeney was that into him, LOL I mean He isn't lobbying very hard to get Ed back,
I may be wrong about this (watch,I don't think I am) but as I stated before Dave Katz will be fine without either of them.
"There's a goldmine up on the mountain side but you're never gonna get, if you're never gonna try"
This post was modified by hippie64 on 2010-05-06 12:11:40